Leaked MediaTek Dimensity 8200 specs reveal a tri-cluster arrangement with a 3.1 GHz Cortex-A78 core at the helm
With the flagship Dimensity 9200 set and ready to go, the focus has shifted to its younger sibling, the Dimensity 8200. Previous reports suggested it would power mid-range smartphones such as the Redmi K60 and iQOO Neo7 SE. The chip isn't been officially launched yet, but Digital Chat Station on Weibo has revealed its key specifications.
The Mediatek Dimensity 8200 is the Dimensity 8100's successor. However, it takes cues from other high-end mobile APs with its tri-cluster CPU. Its "Prime" Cortex-A78 core is clocked at 3.1 GHz, while the three Cortex-A78 and four Cortex-A55 cores run at 3.0 and 2.0 GHz, respectively.It will likely be manufactured on TSMC's N5 node, potentially allowing it to take on previous-generation Qualcomm flagships. The Dimensity 8100 (and its many variants) dominated AnTuTu's performance charts and that trend will likely continue with the Dimensity 8200.
Digital Chat Station pegs the Dimensity 8200's AnTuTu score to be around 900,000- about 100,000 points over its predecessor. It will, however, be hamstrung by its tepid Arm Mali-G610 MC6 GPU. Whether or not MediaTek lets OEMs customize the Dimensity 8200 for their devices remains to be seen. There is no word about MediaTek's plans to launch the SoC, but given the numerous leaks, it shouldn't be long.